If you run Check Point for the first time, you’ll notice there are two main command that always been used to configure Check Point which are cpconfig and sysconfig. What is the different between this two?
According to kva.kva, senior member in cpug.org,
sysconfig is used for set system settings (time, date, network, routes, etc).
cpconfig is used for set CP (Check Point) parameters.
After installation SPLAT and activating CP products cpconfig become a section in sysconfig (menu Products Configuration)
Another useful answer from senior member, Joncon:
if you have already defined all the system settings (date / time / inetrfaces) all you need to do is run cpconfig on the box to configure the checkpoint software. You use sysconfig with secureplatform. You are running IPSO so you have used Voyager instead. It’s a few years since I worked on the IPSO but I’m 99.9% sure you don’t need to run sysconfig. You just need to run cpconfig.
You can find both cpconfig and sysconfig menu below
This program will let you re-configure
your Check Point products configuration.
(3) GUI Clients
(4) SNMP Extension
(5) Group Permissions
(6) PKCS#11 Token
(7) Random Pool
(8) Certificate Authority
(9) Certificate’s Fingerprint
(10) Disable Advanced Routing
(11) Disable Check Point SecureXL
(12) Automatic start of Check Point Products
Enter your choice (1-13) :
Choose a configuration item (‘e’ to exit):
1) Host name 7) DHCP Server Configuration
2) Domain name 8) DHCP Relay Configuration
3) Domain name servers 9) Export Setup
4) Time and Date 10) Products Installation
5) Network Connections 11) Products Configuration
(Note: configuration changes are automatically saved)